4 brown eggs today from 3 hens??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Minky, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Minky

    Minky Songster

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    I thought the magic number was 26 hrs...?

    This morning I found 1 egg on the ground near the food/water, when I opened the run at 830am.
    Unusual for my hens- a first actually! (they re really good about using the next boxes- which are closed at night)
    Then I got 2 more brown eggs around midday and 1 more when I closed up at 830pm!!
    Thats 4 and i only have 3 brown egg layers!

    I know whose egg it is- they are always speckled...Which means she either laid one from the roost after 830pm last night or Snowflake laid 2 eggs in one day!!?? How is that possible. My other hens lay blue and green- so there is no doubt whose it is.
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Some hens will do that,nothing wrong with this.
     
  3. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    I’ve heard it’s 20 hours. They could lay it before they go to bed, and sometime late the next day.
     
  4. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    One of mine will lay from the roost, then lay the next day some time in the afternoon (her normal time) and so if all 4 lay, I get an extra egg. Usually this happens if one missed the day before though.
     

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